The author is aware of a certain audacity in undertaking, himself a Briton, to appear in a company of American writers on American history and above all to write on the subject of Washington. If excuse is needed it is to be found in the special interest of the career of Washington to a citizen of the British Commonwealth of Nations at the present time and in the urgency with which the editor and publishers declared that such an interpretation would not be unwelcome to Americans and pressed upon the author a task for which he doubted his own qualifications. To the editor he owes thanks for wise criticism. He is also indebted to Mr. Worthington Chauncey Ford, of the Massachusetts Historical Society, a great authority on Washington, who has kindly read the proofs and given helpful comments. Needless to say the author alone is responsible for opinions in the book.
University of Toronto,
June 16, 1920.
Table of Contents
Washington and His Comrades in Arms,
A Chronicle Of The War of Independence
Volume 12 in the Chronicles of America Series.
Abraham Lincoln Edition
VI. THE FIRST GREAT BRITISH DISASTER
VII. WASHINGTON AND HIS COMRADES AT VALLEY FORGE
VIII. THE ALLIANCE WITH FRANCE AND ITS RESULTS